Average Network Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Network Technician is $20.31.
MEDIAN $20.31
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $31
$495 - $5,747
Profit Sharing
$356 - $5,081
$0 - $3,250
Total Pay
$31,015 - $69,801

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Job Description for Network Technician

Network Technician Tasks
  • Maintain the LAN which includes daily monitoring for system failures, performing daily data backups and network performance tracking.
  • Diagnose wiring problems and resolve them.
  • Prepare price quotes for customers for standard PC hardware, software and peripheral equipment.
  • Analyze problems and define solutions for existing network issues.
  • Respond to troubleshoot and repair failures preventing customer access to critical applications throughout the organization.
The top respondents for the job title Network Technician are from the companies Comcast Cable, Inc., CenturyLink and AT&T Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Verizon Communications, Inc. where the average pay is $35.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CenturyLink and Windstream Communications, Inc., earning around $31.97 and $29.34, respectively. Lake County pays the lowest at around $18.50. AT&T Inc. and Comcast Cable, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $22.78 and $25.29, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician

Skills in Cisco Networking and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration, Troubleshooting and Network Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician

An entry-level Network Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.82 based on 379 salaries. An early career Network Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.64 based on 924 salaries. A mid-career Network Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.92 based on 429 salaries. An experienced Network Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.03 based on 359 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Network Technician in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 25.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (18.3% more) and Houston, Texas (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (16.3% less) and Orlando, Florida (0.2% less).

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